Scope and Contents
Correspondence, farm records, legal and financial records, speeches, medical files, photographs, and newspaper clippings of Governor (1913-17) and United States Senator (1929-35) Henry D. Hatfield, who was also chief surgeon and founder of the Huntington Memorial Hospital.
Subjects include West Virginia and national politics, 1928-35; 1944-57; National Republican Conventions of 1912, 1928, 1932, 1944, 1948, and 1952; criticism of the New Deal and the Fair Deal; the NRA; the West Virginia-Virginia Debt controversy; the W. Va. Anti-Communist League; Army-McCarthy row; United Mine Workers medical welfare cases; Mother Mary Jones; the Kessler Hatfield Hospital and Training School; Hatfield's farming interests and the Sycamour Coal, Guyan Eagle Coal, the Tidewater Coal and Coke and other coal companies in which Hatfield had an interest.
Correspondents include Carl G. Bachman, William Blizzard, H.L. Brooks, John W. Bricker, William S. Chilton, Jr., William G. Conley, Thomas E. Dewey, Everett M. Dirksen, E.E. Duddington, Hubert S. Ellis, Benjamin F. Fairless, Herbert Fitzpatrick, Mike J. Flynn, Herman Gieshe, Walter F. George, Septimus Hall, Walter S. Hallanan, Harvey W. Harmar, Cecil B. Highland, Herbert Hoover, C. H. Huston, Arthur M. Hyde, Harley M. Kilgore, Charles H. Kimball, John L. Lewis, Robert R. Mc Cormick, William C. Marland, Joseph W. Martin, Jr. , Clarence W. Meadows, Will E. Neal, M. M. Neely, H. C. Ogden, Okey L. Patteson, Carrol Reece, Chapman Revercomb, Forest C. Sammons, Robert A. Taft, John J. Walsh, and Kenneth Wherry.
8.6 Linear Feet (Summary: 8 ft. 6 1/2 in. (20 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 document case, 2 1/2 in.))